Spring 2012 Sparkbrook Community and Health Centre

The freak tornado which hit Birmingham in 2005 left a gaping hole both in the skyline and in the cultural life of the inner-city community of Sparkbrook.

Christ Church, a prominent Victorian building which had stood on a prominent crossroads in the heart of the community since the 1860s, was destroyed.  

In its place now stands Sparkbrook Community and Health Centre – the result of a £12 million collaboration between Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust, Birmingham City Council and the Church of England.

The new centre was the first of its kind in the city – bringing together health and council services under one roof.  It provides accommodation for three GP practices serving around 15,000 patients as well as a city council customer service centre providing advice about housing and money matters to local residents.

The centre’s services include:

  • GP surgeries
  • Physiotherapy
  • Baby clinics
  • Healthy young people’s services
  • Dental services
  • Healthy lifestyle support
  • Birmingham City Council Customer Services Centre
  • Six offices for start-up social enterprises/businesses
  • Community space available for hire
  • A private garden
  • Church hall, space for worship and community café.